23rd August 2017
Bin Collection Complaints Upheld By Ombudsman Rockets 59%

Bin Collection Complaints Upheld By Ombudsman Rockets 59%

Councils in England are “getting it wrong too often” when it comes to waste collection complaints, says the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman, whose new report reveals a rocketing increase in upheld waste services complaints. Its new report – … Continue reading

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22nd June 2017
Manchester’s “Slim Bins” Boost City’s Recycling By 8%

Manchester’s “Slim Bins” Boost City’s Recycling By 8%

Manchester’s recycling rate has increased from less than 32% in 2015/6 to a projected 40% for 2017/8 after issuing reduced capacity residual waste bins throughout the city. Manchester’s increase in recycling rates will have helped the city to avoid more … Continue reading

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21st June 2017
Veolia Rolls Out National “Solution” To Coffee Cup Recycling

Veolia Rolls Out National “Solution” To Coffee Cup Recycling

Veolia is set to roll out its national coffee cup “solution” to make cup recycling possible in offices across the UK after finding 52% of regular takeaway hot drink consumers, those that buy at least four or more drinks a … Continue reading

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19th June 2017
New Plastic Film To Make Co-op Ready-Meal Trays Easier To Recycle

New Plastic Film To Make Co-op Ready-Meal Trays Easier To Recycle

The Co-operative has partnered with specialist firm, Coveris, which has created a new product to make ready meal trays easier to recycle, it says. Supporting the Co-op’s recent announcement that it plans to have 80% of its own-brand packaging recyclable … Continue reading

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7th June 2017
The Real Junk Food Project Could Face Prosecution [UPDATED]

The Real Junk Food Project Could Face Prosecution [UPDATED]

The Real Junk Food Project (RJFP) couls face prosecution for selling out-of-date food destined for landfill, after West Yorkshire Trading Standards (WYTSS) said it found more than 400 items past their use-by date in its Leeds warehouse. According to reports … Continue reading

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31st May 2017
Food Wasted In The US Could Feed 84% Of Americans, Study Finds

Food Wasted In The US Could Feed 84% Of Americans, Study Finds

Food wasted by Americans could provide a 2,000 calorie diet to 84% of the country’s population, according to a study by a researcher at Johns Hopkins University. Programme director at the Johns Hopkins University Center for a Livable Future, Dr … Continue reading

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19th May 2017
Vote For Your “Most Hated” Badly-Designed Products

Vote For Your “Most Hated” Badly-Designed Products

Zero Waste Europe’s People’s Design Lab project has launched a new campaign that offers participants the ability to nominate badly designed products and vote for their “most hated” products to be improved or phased out. The People’s Design Lab is … Continue reading

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19th May 2017
Commission Taking Italy To Court Over 44 Non-Compliant Landfills

Commission Taking Italy To Court Over 44 Non-Compliant Landfills

The European Commission is taking Italy to the Court of Justice of the EU for its failure to rehabilitate or close down 44 landfills, which represent a serious risk for human health and the environment. Despite earlier warnings from the … Continue reading

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